Google Pixel 2 series to be announced on October 5, Snapdragon 836 CPU inside


After seeing various renders and photos allegedly showing the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, we may now have an announcement date for the two handsets. According to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), Google wants to unveil the smartphones on October 5. Blass also has it that both next-gen Pixels should be powered by a Snapdragon 836 processor - which hasn't been announced yet, but will most likely be a bit more powerful and efficient than the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (found inside the just-unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 8, among other high-end devices).

Interestingly, last year's Pixel and Pixel XL were announced on October 4, so the new Pixel family is bound to be announced exactly 1 year and 1 day later.

As you may have already heard, the 5-inch Pixel 2 is likely manufactured by HTC, while the 6-inch Pixel XL 2 is seemingly made by LG. This would explain their different (yet not too different) appearances, as the larger model is expected to employ a near bezel-less design, while the smaller handset should have pretty prominent bezels at the top and bottom of the screen.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will almost certainly become the world's first smartphones to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. We're pretty excited about their upcoming release. Are you?

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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64 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

Xl 2 for me!

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Na, after my 6P, I'm done with big phones. I'm super excited for the Pixel 2. SD836 with a 1080 display, this thing will dance circles around the Note 8 or anything else on the market... then again, last year's Pixel is still top dog with GUI fluidity even after all the latest Android flagships. Google knew what it was doing with the original Pixel.

28. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I would've bought the original xl, but i can't stand big bezels.

57. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They have shrunk the bezels on the Pixel 2 XL.

55. cocoy

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It will be nice looking phone if the bezels can be trimmed down a little.

58. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Having a bezel free device would be nice, but it's far from a must have feature for me. Personally, I love the fact that the old Pixel has a faster GUI than Samsung's Galaxy S8, and probably Note 8 despite having older and slower hardware. So long as it has a 128GB storage option, good battery life, and is smaller than my 6P I'll be happy with the Pixel 2.

64. cocoy

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I am actually not into bezelless phone, i just want to trim it a little bit because i want the dual front facing speakers.

59. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I was thinking the same thing. I suppose this had to be done to accommodate the stereo front facing speakers. Not worth it IMO. Would have been cheaper to ax that feature and just have a smaller phone.

63. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Seriously hope they fix the battery drain from the original Pixel. it was horrid. 3.5hrs SOT on average. Needs to be more like 6.... The camera will be the point of interest. can they best the original pixel?

27. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I am with you 6" seems big but my current 6.2" s8+ is smaller than my Pixel XL

43. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

hope they price it reasonably

44. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Stock android !? Yaaaawn !!! Might as well use iOS instead !

48. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Then throw a freakin launcher on there.... I currently use Arrow Launcher on my S7 Edge and it completely changes how it works compared to other phones without it

2. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Bezel Monster!

7. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Nah thats still Nokia's

10. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Don't forget Apple's already dated iPhone 7S & 7S+

51. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Yup, definitely Nokia. You can land a plane on those bezels.

53. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

where nokia is mentioned...flash is always there to write negative comments

54. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

The bezels being big is a verifiable fact. Using another alias won't change the point, alphageek.

12. JasontheVeteran

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Who cares about a bezel? Morons care about bezels. 95% of the buyers don't give a rats behind! If it works, it works. And by the looks of it, this will be a monster of a phone. I don't care about a bezel, immature kids do. People who view their phone as a status symbol do.

14. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Bezel matters because of screen to body ratios. An efficient body with small bezels can contain a larger panel without the making the body itself too large to hold by most users.

17. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

"Who cares about a bezel? Morons care about bezels. 95% of the buyers don't give a rats behind! If it works, it works. And by the looks of it, this will be a monster of a phone. I don't care about a bezel, immature kids do. People who view their phone as a status symbol do." kiko da kellyanne conway of PA approved translation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2eIxscdG3s

19. DFranch

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

No, morons call other people morons for having a preference different than their own.

30. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I like having some bezel that way in a case the phone is protected well

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The front facing stereo speakers will make this one of my favorite flagships this year.

4. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Will surely beat my htc u11

5. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Note 8 >>>>>>>

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Ba-da-bing, ba-da "BOOM!". ;)

6. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

What, the phone with no expandable memory or headphone jack, eh think that's a hard pass

46. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Cloud based storage and USB c headphones...

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